Tarsal tunnel syndrome usually develops as a result of a prior ankle injury.
Symptoms may include burning pain at the sole of the foot that's worse when standing or during activity. Other symptoms include numbness or tingling at the base of the foot.
Treatment includes avoiding certain activities. It also may include orthotics and anti-inflammatory medications. In rare cases, steroid injections can reduce inflammation.
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
Fewer than 200,000 US cases per year
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging often required
Medium-term: resolves within months